On Tuesday, Kristin Cavallari visited a chapter of the Boys & Girls Club in New York City as part of a campaign to get the children to eat mandarin oranges—Wonderful Halos, specifically. Directly thereafter, we received a PR email from Wonderful Halos about Kristin’s experience promoting Wonderful Halos, which you can read here. Kristin then posted #ads for Wonderful Halos on Twitter and Instagram.
Don’t you hate it when you’re out with your wife for lunch and you walk up by the dessert counter and then who do you see? Tim—the guy who can’t shut up about pneumococcal pneumonia.
Late last week, Facebook announced that it would be reworking the set of various formats it offers to advertisers, to "simplify" its ad offerings. Among the changes, Ad Age reported, will be the end of a product called "sponsored stories" (although a Facebook executive said the stories would survive "as an idea"). Wired wrote that the changes will make it so that "every ad is automatically retrofitted with a social component."
Maybe you don't speak Arabic, in which case this ad might not mean much. But to the people of Egypt, it's a strong warning against trusting outsiders.
The "Google Glasses" video that swept the web yesterday — a point-of-view shot featuring all of the helpful little maps, messages and answers that Google Glasses will theoretically provide for you one day — was ridiculous for a couple reasons: one, who takes the 6 train one stop from 23rd Street to Union Square?? And two, if this is Google — where are the ads? Luckily, RebelliousPixels' Jonathan McIntosh remixed the video to provide a more realistic idea of what Google Glasses will be like. Annoying. [via The Atlantic]
Here's Mitt Romney's first television ad! It is fantastic, in the sense that it manages to encapsulate, in the span of one minute, the entire Romney "brand": boring, wrong, nonspecific and slightly dishonest. (It's not so fantastic in the "at all engaging to watch" sense.)
In 1991, when he was commander-in-chief of the Harvard Law Review, then-twentysomething President Barack Obama made this ad about 20th century lawyer Charles Hamilton Houston for TBS's "Black History Minute." The video shows a less-polished, deeper-voiced Obama, before he acquired years of public-speaking experience and quit the smokey treats.